About Our Parish

a Parish History

September of 1974, nearly two hundred gathered at Orchard Hills School, for the very first Mass of the community that eventually would become our parish.

As this community grew under the leadership of Fr. Kevin O'Brien, they had an experience of truly being a family with Christ at the center of their communal life. This "family" grew so quickly that two months later on November 12, 1974 it was given the status of a parish with the name, Church Of The Holy Family.

Just three years later, on November 5, 1977, John Cardinal Dearden dedicated a new church/multi-purpose building on the site where we are located today.

In 1989 following the retirement of Fr. O'Brien, Msgr. John Budde became pastor of this rapidly growing community. On July 1, 2007 Holy Family was blessed with the leadership of our third pastor Fr. Tim Hogan. Those first parishioners could hardly have known that this community of faith would grow to over 3,300 households and still maintain its sense of "family".

For indeed, until this very day, there is among us a sense of warmth and hospitality, a desire to respond to those in need and a commitment to the Lord who is at the center of our family life.

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